Thursday, January 3, 2008

from Minnie Tayco

I have read your many columns where I learned a lot about history. I consider myself a Manila resident since I got into college in 1949. Thus, I can recall the old Manila - - Fort Santiago, Luneta Hotel on Kalaw Street, the Jai Alai where we (with classmates at the UP Statistical Center on Padre Faura) would go after our evening classes), Meisic, Manila Jockey Club, Grand Opera House, . . . I may add: the Scala where I and a classmate in UST (I had my first year college at UST before I moved to UP in the summer that followed) would watch a double program instead of attending a Mass retreat, the Botica Boie, the La Estrella del Norte and more on the Escolta, Oh! It’s nice to recall the good old days.